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Our Top 10 Films of 2017

Our annual film list is different from most top film lists for the year. Our top 10 films of 2017 are based purely on attendance, that’s bums on the lawn, bean-bags or blankets.

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10. Moonrise Kingdom (PG) 2012
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

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9. The Breakfast Club (M) 1985
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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8. The Intouchables (M) 2011
A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

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7. Eddie The Eagle (PG) 2016

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

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6. Inside Out (PG) 2015
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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5. The Sapphires (PG) 2012
It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.

Moana Banner4. Moana (PG) 2016
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

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A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Check our our ★★★1/2 star movie review

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Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Check our our ★★★★ star movie review

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1. Hunt For The Wilderpeople (PG) 2016
Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

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Family Movie Night at the Unley Libraries Festival
May 10, 2017, 5:00 pm
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On the 4th of November 2016 the Unley Library celebrated it’s 50 year birthday. Special events held over this jam packed weekend of activities was the family movie night, screening Disney’s 1967 version of the Rudyard Kipling classic novel The Jungle Book.


The many families that made it along to the evening enjoyed a one-man band, face-painting and balloon art while kicking back and enjoying ice-cream, fairy floss and warm beverages. A selection of classic cartoons played before the feature, giving this 50 year celebration an old-timey cinema feel.

This event was hosted by Unley Libraries

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The Jungle Book #FilmReview ‘a visually spectacular, tonally psychotic, family film that will have little kids screaming’
April 16, 2017, 12:10 pm
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The Jungle Book (2016)
Adventure/Drama/Family, Rated PG, 106 Minutes.
Starring: Neel Sethi Featuring Voices of: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

After a threat from the tiger, SherKhan, forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub, named Mowgli, embarks on a journey of self discovery with the aid of the panther, Bagheera, and the free spirited bear, Baloo. Available 17 November 2016

Jungle Book 2016 Review

It’s easy to see why they decided to make a live action remake of ‘The Jungle Book’. With computer animation as good as it is today it’s a perfect opportunity for Disney to dust off a few classics and give them an update for a few extra bucks. There’s a whole new generation that have probably never seen the animated Disney musical from 1967 and they most definitely haven’t seen the less popular 1942 live action version. Giving director Jon Favreau the perfect opportunity to re-imagine this classic Rudyard Kipling story and create something we haven’t seen before in a Jungle Book film.

I’ve always had issues with accepting talking animals in films, but the animation here is so precise that it lures you in to the point where you almost forget. That is until you realise you are listening to highly recognisable Hollywood actors, and your mind veers off imagining them laying down their dialogue in a sound proof booth pulling crazy faces. They almost pull it off and I think if they went for less recognisable voices it might have been to the benefit of the film. The one exception is Idris Elba voicing the tiger Shere Khan, never before has a talking animal been so believable, the voice casting here could almost have me believe tigers can really talk. Shere Khan is so threatening and scary in this film he left many little kids crying and being taken home by their parents, who were probably a little surprised at how dark this film is given its PG rating. Sure there’s no blood and gore and definitely no sex, but there is death and many gritty action sequences are filmed with a mud splash on the lens approach that would probably be more at home in a war movie – the stampede scene in particular was breathtaking.

Given this new gritty stylistic approach I found it really weird that they decided to retain three of the songs from the animated musical, all of which sat very awkwardly in this new environment. For the most part they didn’t even sing the songs properly, they were more like an obligatory nod to the original. Strangely director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Elf) wanted to retain much of the music but wanted to avoid it becoming a musical. Coming from someone who’s favourite musical is the ‘Blues Brothers’ and most hated ‘The Sound Of Music’ , I surprised myself with the concept that it actually needed to fully embrace the musical or not at all. Obviously with such loved material Favreau tends to tread the middle road, providing soulless versions of some songs from the 1967 animated version. The exception being a rendition of ‘The Bare Necessities’ by Dr. John that makes it worth sitting through the end credits.

The end product – yes product – is a visually spectacular, tonally psychotic, family film that will have little kids screaming and parents feet tapping along to some old tunes from their childhood.

After screening all three Jungle Book features I would recommend the animated musical from 1967. As I mentioned I don’t like most traditional musicals, but the swing jazz and comedy of this original makes it one of the true Disney greats that never needed updating. But that’s too bad because, director Jon Favreu has announced he will be following up his 2016 version with a sequel, And Andy Serkis will also direct another all star cast in his version expected in 2018.

Rating ★★★½ out of ★★★★★

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